Goblin Valley Climber's Log

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Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Apr 17, 2017 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2017

Desert Playground  Sucess!

Camped nearby and then explored Goblin Valley the next day. The kids loved climbing around all of the little alcoves and hoodoos, and kept talking about it well after the trip. Probably the best area around to let children have fun exploring.

Clubbox42

Clubbox42 - Jun 27, 2016 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2016

Otherworldly Beauty  Sucess!

Been here on four separate occasions now, on three different trips. First, second, and third times, played Night Games in the goblins until super late, super fun and recommended--the first time I got lost, but that's another story--then, after the third, we stayed in one of the campsites nearby, which also have some fun little goblins to climb on if you're bored. The fourth time me and two other guys wandered out far into the goblins and discovered a neat little cave, big enough to easily fit all three of us--I also tagged the highpoint of the nearby white dome--then, later that day, me and two friends scrambled along the quite exposed yet incredibly fun ridge of goblins to the left as you head down from the pavilion. Climbing the goblins--in particular the tooth-like ridge mentioned above--is an experience unlike any other, this place is a must-visit!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 22, 2015 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015

Fun Place  Sucess!

Wandered around with my son Evan after a trip through Horseshoe Canyon.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 3, 2013 3:57 pm

Goblin Valley

In the Fall of 2005, and twice since, I've loved wandering in this place. Each time, I found myself rethinking all I thought I knew about our world.

colinr

colinr - Mar 16, 2013 3:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2009

Busy Time  Sucess!

We visited on a weekend during spring break. The parking lot was nearly full. The nearby boondock/dispersed camping was packed with people, but we managed to find a decent spot. My daughter, wife, and I had a lot of fun hiking around and enjoying the scenery.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 26, 2012 1:30 pm

2 visits  Sucess!

nice camping, it was a great place to go when my son was little, and there is so much to explore...

alpine345

alpine345 - Oct 19, 2012 10:59 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

road trip  Sucess!

On the road with Eve...Little Wild Horse, Capitol Reef, Calf Creek, Canyon De Chelly, Goosenecks overlook, Hovenweep, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, etc,etc...

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Mar 18, 2012 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2004

With Brian Beckstead  Sucess!

Brian and I ran all over this place on a post Christmas trip that was absolutely incredible. Had an absolute blast!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 24, 2011 9:30 pm

A geologic wonder  Sucess!

Been here so many times now I can't continue paying the 7 dollars to get in!

americanswiss

americanswiss - Mar 8, 2011 12:31 am

Goblin  Sucess!

Just another reason why Utah is the best.

Vinny

Vinny - Mar 2, 2011 3:05 am

great place

awesome memories incl getting help setting up our tent in high winds by Eric de France- still in touch. Fun place to explore with our little guy during paternity leave.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 10, 2010 3:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Hide and Go Seek  Sucess!

Amazing area just to play around in. All the goblins are begged to be climbed on. We played hide and go seek under a full moon-that was fun!

tannerpuma15

tannerpuma15 - Jun 9, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

Big 'Ol play ground  Sucess!

The best playground ever for just old fashioned exploring.

aprovance

aprovance - May 2, 2010 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

Felt Like A Kid Again!  Sucess!

A great place to visit... did Little Wild Horse and Bells Canyon, then hit up Goblin Valley. I could and did play there for hours!

ncst

ncst - Oct 21, 2009 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009

Funny Park  Sucess!

Definitely one of the funniest parks I've been too. Saw some people on one of the white peaks in the back, but couldn't find the way to get up there, what a labyrinth! Anyways a great place!

KoryDavis

KoryDavis - Aug 24, 2009 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

awesome  Sucess!

i liked climbing on the rocks

edevart

edevart - Aug 19, 2008 5:43 pm

Seen some weird things in them hills  Sucess!

Many times as a kid and teenager. Once came across a "nude ninja"--some guy standing on a hoodoo doing tai chi or practicing kung fu. Also once found a clay mask that somebody had made and then adherred to the sandstone in a small grotto in the depths of the valley.

There are many caves and crevices to explore--so much fun for kids.

Shaylee

Shaylee - Aug 17, 2008 11:44 am

One of my favorite places  Sucess!

Like all kids (and adults), I love to explore Goblin Valley.

Kessler

Kessler - Aug 17, 2008 11:38 am

My favorite place to go camping  Sucess!

This is my favorite place in the whole world to go camping!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 5, 2008 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 1996

Fond memories

What a crazy place to just roam around and enjoy the natural mazes. In addition to the wild formations, I especially enjoyed the remoteness of the park (which I hope has not changed) and the Pronghorns sprinting along with our vehicles on the drive in.

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